We have no other aim save the protection of the Fortified Fortress of the Cause of God. We must guard this Fortified Fortress from the attack of the thoughtless ones. Hence we must all turn our faces to the appointed Center in order that the Baha'i Unity might be preserved; otherwise in one year the Baha'is would be divided into a thousand sects. We entertain no other object except the safety of the Cause of God.
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha (Star of the West, vol. 5, no. 15, December 12, 1914)